FBI arrests Oath Keepers leader on Jan. 6 charges

(The Hill) – Federal prosecutors have charged the founder of the Oath Keepers and 10 other members of the far-right militia group with seditious conspiracy for their role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Stewart Rhodes, 56, was arrested Thursday in Little Elm, Texas, and also faces charges for … Read more

Jan. 6 panel signals interest in whether Trump committed crime

(The Hill) – The Jan. 6 Select Committee has signaled it intends to explore potential criminal wrongdoing by former President Trump, marking a significant escalation for the investigation that could put pressure on the Biden administration. Conservation group to sue DHS, CBP alleging failure to protect ocelots when building border levees The panel has said it could refer Trump … Read more

Social Security payment schedule: When to expect checks in 2022

WASHINGTON (KTVI) — Do you qualify for social security benefits? The Social Security Administration has released a new calendar that shows when you can expect to receive the checks in 2022. Rhode Island man pleads guilty to pandemic relief fraud The check will be coming on a different day of the month depending on the … Read more

Biden salutes troops as ‘spine of America’ on Veterans Day

ARLINGTON, Va. (NewsNation Now) — As Americans across the country pay tribute to those who’ve served in the U.S. Armed Services, President Joe Biden marked Veterans Day by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “There’s nothing low risk or low cost about war for the women and men who fight it,” said Biden, whose administration … Read more

High court seems ready to strike down New York gun law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, but the justices also seemed worried about issuing a broad ruling that could threaten gun restrictions on subways, bars, stadiums, and other gathering places. Local concealed carry permit process The court was hearing arguments in … Read more

Exploring New York’s 1.1% population undercount

ALBANY, N.Y. (WETM) — Despite a possible miscount of 225,000 New Yorkers in the 2020 Census, the state is poised to lose a Congressional Seat. It’s still unclear where the seat will be lost, though two separate maps show two possible outcomes. REPORT: Census undercount cost New York a seat in Congress “It’s not uncommon … Read more

Biden announces ‘historic’ deal, asks Democrats for votes

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden headed to Capitol Hill to push his revised domestic policy bill and a related bipartisan infrastructure plan with divided House Democrats after days of prolonged negotiations over his ambitious social and climate policies and how to pay for them. Biden introduced the bill’s “historic economic framework” on Thursday. … Read more

Woman thrilled to soon see family, sick relative after 19 months of border closure

TIJUANA (Border Report) — It’s been almost 19 months since Paola Paz has seen her family in San Diego. She has been unable to cross the border due to essential travel restrictions. But with the restrictions set to be lifted at some point next month, Paz hopes it’s in time to see an ill relative … Read more

Amid questions, North Country, Vermont breath ‘huge sigh of relief’ over reopening border

CANADIAN BORDER (WFFF/WWTI) — Families and political and business leaders are praising plans by the Biden administration to begin allowing people from Canda and Mexico who are fully vaccinated against COVID to enter the U.S. This applies to vehicle, rail, and ferry travel at the Northern Border starting in November. DHS announces border reopening between … Read more

Groups turn up pressure on Biden, Democrats to end deportations and make good on immigration reform

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Activists took to the streets of Downtown El Paso on Thursday to demand an end to deportation flights to Haiti and the Title 42 public health policy used to remove other migrants on public health grounds. The so-called “March for our Dignity” was one of at least two dozen … Read more